The Goizueta Summer Experience

Our One-Year MBA Program begins each May with two weeks of "Onboarding." The first week students arrive on campus they engage with faculty, staff and fellow classmates in outdoor challenges, team-building exercises, and orientation activities that introduce them to each other and members of the broader Goizueta community. In the second week of Onboarding, students are introduced to the academic experience and provided with the foundational tools to succeed in the classroom. These two weeks frame the rigorous and intimate experience that will follow. The Summer Experience is accented with experiential opportunities like company field visits, leadership training, and international travel. Additionally, students participate in networking sessions and panels with business leaders and alumni. Finally, students find time to experience the best of what Atlanta has to offer in the summer including festivals, concerts and barbeque. Without question, the One-Year MBA Program offer a "full experience" and more!

Accelerated and Intense Academics

The Summer Experience is divided into two blocks of course work that cover the following academic disciplines: Data & Decision Analytics, Process & Systems Management, Economics, Leading Organizations and Strategy, Marketing, Finance, Financial Accounting, Leadership and Management Practice (MP). Management Practice (MP) integrates the concepts and tools of the other coursework and allows students to apply these learnings directly to the workplace on a project for an actual client. At the conclusion of the Summer Experience, students put their teamwork, problem solving abilities and persuasive communication skills to the test with presentations of their MP projects to the real client.

The combination of Goizueta's experiential and foundational courses prepares One-Years to join our Two-Years for elective course work in August. In addition to intense academic preparation, One-Year students are engaged in intense preparation for their career search.